It used to be, finding direct cheap flights to Belize was rare. With Belize becoming more and more popular, the airlines have noticed and have been gradually adding more flights from all over. There are now nine different airlines flying in direct from sixteen different cities (some seasonally). Both of the major Canadian Airlines have seasonal direct flights as well and there are also two from Central America. You can, of course, catch connecting flights to Belize from all over the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
Direct Flights From US Cities to Belize City
Charlotte (CLT) – Seasonal; Saturday Departure at 9:20 am. Sunday is added on February 16 departing Charlotte at 9:45 am. The return flights are at 1:15 pm. On March 29, it goes down to only two Saturday flights per month until August 18, 2020. The season picks up again on November 21, 2020.
Dallas (DFW) – Daily weekday departure at 11:14 am with the return at 2:59 pm. Beginning February 15, there are two Saturday Departures at 11:11 am and 2:08 pm. The Saturday departures from Belize are at 2:59 pm & 5:54 pm.
Los Angeles (LAX) – Seasonal late Friday night Departure at 11:59 pm. The current season finishes on August 28, 2020. Return flight to LAX is on Saturday morning at 8:00, so the return nonstop flight season ends on August 29, 2020. The season begins again on November 30, 2020
Miami (MIA) – Twice Daily Departures at 10:35 am & 12:06 pm through August 17, 2020, when it reduces to the afternoon departure only. Return to MIA flight times are 11:44 am & 1:09 pm. The twice-daily departures commence again on November 19, 2020, with returns to Miami at 12:43 and 2:48 pm.
Atlanta (ATL) – Atlanta (ATL) – Daily Departure 10:15 am. Belize to Atlanta departs at 1:32 pm. From February 15 to August 29, there is an additional flight on Saturday at 12:15 pm. The additional return flight on Saturday is at 3:25 pm.
Houston (HOU) – Daily Departure at 11:40 am with the return to Hobby at 3:45 pm. Beginning on March 8, 2020, the Saturday flights leave Houston at 12:15 pm with the returns remaining at 3:45. From March 23, watch the times closely as some days Houston-Belize departs at 11:45 am. On those days the return to Houston at 1:55 pm.
Denver (DEN) – Seasonal direct flights have finished for the season. Saturday & Sunday only flights begin again on March 7, 2020, and runs through August 8.
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – Daily departure time at 11:00 am. BZE – FLL leaves Belize at 1:20 pm. Southwest flight schedule currently only shows up to August 10, 2020, which is most likely when they switch to Saturdays for a time. Check back later for an update as to the start of the 2020-2021 season.
Houston (IAH) – Daily Departures at 9:35 am or 12:00 pm. From March 7 to 28 two additional Saturday flights are available at 7:28 am & 2:20 pm. Return daily flights are at 10:56 am & 12:54 pm with additional flights on Saturday at 3:30 & 5:49 pm. Throughout the spring and summer, they continue with daily service, but the number of Saturday flights varies.
Chicago (ORD) – Seasonally; Monday, Friday and Saturday flights depart Chicago at 8:55 am to March 2. Then, Saturday only until the season ends on May 2, 2020. Return to O’Hare is at 1:58 pm.
Newark (EWR) Seasonal. Saturday only 8:29 am to May 2, 2020. The return flight to New Jersey leaves at 12:25 pm.
Sun Country Airlines:
Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) – Saturdays at 7:05 am; return at 1:35 pm. The season began on December 7, 2019, and runs to April 11, 2020.
Seasonal Direct Flights from Canada to Belize City
Toronto (YYZ) – Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:00 am. Return at 2:45 pm. The season runs to April 25, 2020, with an additional Monday flight added from March 2.
Calgary (YYC) – Friday at 8:35 am to April 24, 2020. The return flight departs at 3:45 pm. Saturday is added from February 29 to April 18, 2020. The Saturday return time is at 4:35 pm.
Toronto (YYZ) – Friday & Monday at 11:15 am. An additional Wednesday flight is added from January 29 to March 25, 2020. Flights depart BZE at 3:55 pm. The season ends on April 24, 2020.
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Direct Flights from Central America
Panama (PTY) – Tuesday and Friday 11:43 am with the return at 2:03 pm.
San Salvador (SAL) Daily 2:34 pm. The return flight leaves Belize at 5:00 pm.
Always double check flight times listed on the internet with airlines as they are subject to change.
If you have any questions or require further help on booking your Belize vacation – and local discounts, please feel free to email me at tacogirlbelize.
This information was last updated on January 9, 2020.
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How to Get Around Belize
Once you get to Belize you will find it is fairly easy and inexpensive to get where ever you want to go. Belize City is full of taxis to get you around town. Sometimes they may try and overcharge so I always ask how much before I get in the taxi to make sure I am getting a fair price. You can take a bus anywhere on the mainland from the main bus terminal. It is really cheap, but you do get what you pay for. Expect overcrowded old school buses and interesting cultural experiences. You can also get to Caye Caulker or San Pedro, Ambergris Caye by a water taxi. They run around $25US and take 70-90 minutes. Even though I like boats and old school buses, my favorite way to travel around the country is to hop on a Tropic Air island hopper.
Tropic Air Flight Code
The flight from the Belize International Airport to San Pedro takes about 20 minutes and is one of the most beautiful flights you will ever take. Because the plane does not go above 2500 feet, you get an amazing view of the Caribbean Sea and Barrier Reef.
By using Code For a Cause promotional code horizon when booking on Tropic Air, for both local and international flights, you will be doing great community service. All flights booked and flown using CFC will automatically be donating to charity. It’s that easy to help.
Please note, the Government of Belize and the Belize Airport Authority are requiring all Belizean Airlines to collect a six dollar rider fee on all ticket segments. The rider fee is charged to every ticket issued regardless of any discount.
Examples: One way flight BZE – SPR = Rider Fee $6.00, Return flight BZE – SPR – BZE = Rider Fee $12.00 and flying to 3 destinations BZE – SPR – TZA – PLJ = Rider Fee $18.00
Tropic Air Destinations
Tropic now flies to 14 great destinations in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. Tropic is the only Belizean airline that joins popular cities in the Yucatan with daily flights.
Check out more helpful tips upon arriving in Belize on my Flying in Belize page.
On the Tropic Air website, you can get the following downloadable PDF and other useful information. Click through to view useful and some downloadable flight information. You can see a Tropic Air route map or go to their various pages and find out the latest flight policies, departure tax, and pet travel information.
Shop Duty-Free Belize
Duty-free limits upon arrival: 3 cartons of cigarettes, 6 bottles of perfume, 6 boxes of cigars, 6 bottles of liquor or wine. Alcohol and perfume must go in checked luggage for your Tropic Air flight. Cigars and cigarettes can be on carry-on but cannot be used on the flight. Check out my Duty-Free Page to get a 15% discount on your inbound purchases and for more information on what you can take with you when you leave Belize.